On the proposal of the selection committee chaired by Charlotte Laubard, Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, and Franck Riester, Minister for Culture, Zineb Sedira has been selected to represent France at the 59thVenice International Art Biennale in 2021.
14 new artists from around the world will be hosted in residence between October 2020 and April 2021 through the program of the Institut français at the Cité internationale des arts, in Paris.
In the context of the current sanitary crisis, the Institut français has closed the doors of its Paris location since March 16th, in order to protect the health of its employees. From now on, all the members of staff are working remotely to best fulfill its public service missions, to support and accompany all of its partners, especially the French cultural network abroad.
In the current context of an international health crisis, the entire cultural network abroad is working to ensure the continuity of its services and missions. In particular, given the closure of many establishments, alternative solutions are being implemented every day to maintain the link with the public, offer educational continuity, and maintain actions related to cultural promotion, dissemination and cooperation.
With the aim of sharing the responses provided by the network more widely throughout the world, the Institut français proposes to list the initiatives developed to address this situation.
This first brief list will be completed quickly and regularly updated.
In addition to his 10 novels and 15 collections of poetry, Yves Mabin Chennevière leaves a singular legacy, that of having been the founding father of the French policy of circulating books and ideas throughout the world. He died in Paris on June, 18, at the age of 77.
The SCELF (Civil Society of French Language Editors’ Rights) and the Institut français are pleased to announce that the 7th edition of SHOOT THE BOOK! will take place this year. After the success of 2019’s edition (30 French and foreign publishers on the steps to the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes, over 100 meetings with French and foreign producers, and 3 books optioned for an adaptation), canceling this year’s edition due to the Covid-19 epidemic would have been problematic for the adaptation market, which continues to steadily develop. Thanks to the Film Market, which is going digital, this 7th edition will be able to take place.